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Tommy Dew's Walking History Tour

Charleston, SC, USA
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Lizzy K wrote a review Nov 2020
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This was one of the best tours we’ve been on, ever! Tommy has a depth of knowledge not often seen in guides and his years of experience combined with local experience means you will not be disappointed. We know our history and we were very impressed with his ability to contextualize a very complex Charleston past, and tell the whole story. You will learn a lot and the storytelling approach that Tommy uses is really entertaining; our tour was over all too quickly. He will answer all of your questions, about architecture, flora, storms, and recent political history. Excellent tour all around, I will recommend to friends and take it again when I return to Charleston!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Marie G wrote a review Nov 2020
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Only you need to leave 1 to 5 . Today November 13th as I was ready to take his tour. Waiting to meet up with the other people on the tour I noticed everyone was holding masks in hands witch I thought very strange. I asked one lady why they didn’t have them on, her reply was we are all over it. When our tour guide walked up not wearing his masks I asked him if he as going to tell all 12 + people to please wear them and properly over nose and mouth before he started the tour he said he will tell the group together and said he can’t force that rule. Thus mad is horrible, rude, and did I mention won’t take $5 bills because it has a picture of Lincoln on it so I’ve been told by some locals in town. I’m so happy I walked away and found another tour guid that is following the mask mandatory rules do was very intelligent. Guess I was lucky to find a great tour guide and walked away from Tommy , a man that only likes white people. PS I’m white but will not give my money to a man that like this .
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Date of experience: November 2020
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menzelj87 wrote a review Oct 2020
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As a history buff, I will say that Tommy Has an in-depth knowledge of the history of Charleston. He is very enthusiastic, and the itinerary of the walking tour is fairly interesting. As you will see in other reviews, his point of view of the south in the Civil War, is that the north was bad, and the south was protecting their culture. What he fails to mention, and totally paints over, is that the economy was based on the slave trade. He actually had the audacity to call the enslaved people “workers.“ His comment of history is written by the victors, is absolutely ridiculous. It’s like a Nazi saying that the Americans wrote the history, and a enslavement and termination of Jews was not such a bad thing. If you believe I am being too far-fetched, please read the other two to one star reviews, and this review matches the others precisely, he needs to change his viewpoint, or one day an African-American will take his tour, and hopefully call him out on his racism. If you are a person who believes that slavery was wrong, I would pass on the tour.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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JayVTexas wrote a review Oct 2020
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If there were anything we could do in Charleston that is a step up from the tourist stuff, this is it. We sent a few hours with Tommy on a tour and it was great. I know a lot about the Civil War, and I learned so much from Tommy on this tour. This is a first class event and it was a highlight of our visit. Tommy is not some hack tour guy. He has a sophisticated understanding of the Civil War and its origins. Do NOT miss this tour.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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jrlemcke wrote a review Oct 2020
Charleston, South Carolina24 contributions12 helpful votes
Tommy has an impressive depth of local knowledge in history, architecture, politics, geography, religion, immigration along with those who contributed to or influenced Charleston SC. There are lessons and insights for anyone. Tommy is friendly, personable and a terrific storyteller. He's able to engage his audience and adapt.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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